I am somewhat of a beginner with orchids (like with Sarracenia), and have taken care of the relatively easy Phalenopsis so far (but which are difficult enough).
This is my first Phragmipedium Sedenii (longifolium + schlimii). I believe both its parents live in wet conditions near streams, in Colombia and thereabouts. Not sure if they have any air roots, but I don't think so.
It is a small division from a plant, that I received by mail-order from a professional grower.
I re-planted it in a bigger pot, and kept the special soil it came with around the roots (mostly small rockwool cubes, and particles that seem from oyster shells), and added a mixture of fir bark and a little sphagnum moss. The sphagnum at the top of the pot is only a thin layer, to hold moisture better. I keep it moist, and give it water from a mossy pond where Drosera grow (my Sarracenia and Venus Flytrap both seem to love it). Pure rainwater is too difficult to find. I add a little orchid fertilization about once a week.
It stands in a north-west window, and receives direct sunlight for two hours at evening. I keep other plants around it, and water in dishes.
Not sure if I am doing it right.
The brown spot on the small leaf was there when I received the plant, and has increased (it looks beyond saving). The bigger leaves outside of the photo look healthy.
I cannot tell if the small shoot, at bottom left of the plant in the last photo, is a beginning root or a new sprout. It was pale when I received it, but has turned brownish.
I am a little worried for it. How do you think its health looks?
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5